Fire out at natural gas well off La. coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - July 25, 2013

Natural gas stopped flowing from the well earlier Thursday, and the remaining fire had been fueled by residual gas. Authorities believe the flowing gas became blocked by sand and sediment in the well.

The Coast Guard and a spokesman for one of the companies involved confirmed that the fire was out at midday.

Air and water travel restrictions remain in effect in the area, and officials are working to determine the next steps in securing the well.

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